The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
North West / Lancashire
Rank 20 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing XML 13 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.19% 4.87% 5.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.00% 21.00% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Median daily rate £275 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +18.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £327 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £407 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £39.75 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.36% -13.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 50 100 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.81% 23.20% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 56
Median daily rate £325 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Lancashire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Lancashire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Blackpool +16 1 £500 +29.87%
Preston -9 1 £180 -56.36%
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for XML.

1 33 (94.29%) SQL
2 18 (51.43%) HTML
2 18 (51.43%) CSS
2 18 (51.43%) Web Services
3 17 (48.57%) Oracle
3 17 (48.57%) .NET
4 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
6 12 (34.29%) VB.NET
7 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (28.57%) C#
8 10 (28.57%) VB
8 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
9 9 (25.71%) XSD
9 9 (25.71%) XSL
9 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.71%) MongoDB
9 9 (25.71%) NoSQL
10 8 (22.86%) VB6
10 8 (22.86%) Windows
10 8 (22.86%) SOAP
11 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 7 (20.00%) MVC
11 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (17.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (17.14%) Big Data
12 6 (17.14%) SOA
12 6 (17.14%) HTTP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) PowerExchange
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 9 (25.71%) MongoDB
4 9 (25.71%) NoSQL
5 6 (17.14%) Big Data
5 6 (17.14%) DB2
6 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (8.57%) CouchDB
7 3 (8.57%) Firebird
7 3 (8.57%) MySQL
7 3 (8.57%) Neo4j
7 3 (8.57%) Riak
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) Sahi
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) WATIR
General
1 3 (8.57%) Electronics
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Developer
3 10 (28.57%) VB.NET Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Informatica Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.71%) XML Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Digital Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Java Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) CSS
1 18 (51.43%) HTML
1 18 (51.43%) Web Services
2 17 (48.57%) .NET
3 9 (25.71%) XSD
3 9 (25.71%) XSL
4 8 (22.86%) SOAP
5 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (17.14%) Ajax
6 6 (17.14%) J2EE
6 6 (17.14%) JSON
6 6 (17.14%) Middleware
6 6 (17.14%) Spring
7 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
7 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (11.43%) LINQ
7 4 (11.43%) WCF
8 3 (8.57%) Apache Camel
8 3 (8.57%) LINQ to SQL
8 3 (8.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) AIX
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) MVC
3 6 (17.14%) SOA
4 5 (14.29%) Microservices
5 4 (11.43%) BDD
5 4 (11.43%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (11.43%) Software Architecture
5 4 (11.43%) TDD
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
6 3 (8.57%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) Kanban
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.71%) OO
7 2 (5.71%) OOD
7 2 (5.71%) SEO
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) SQL
2 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 13 (37.14%) T-SQL
4 12 (34.29%) VB.NET
5 10 (28.57%) C#
5 10 (28.57%) VB
6 8 (22.86%) VB6
7 5 (14.29%) Java
8 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
9 3 (8.57%) Ruby
10 2 (5.71%) Groovy
10 2 (5.71%) Python
10 2 (5.71%) Scala
11 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) HNC
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) HND
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Informatica
4 3 (8.57%) Perforce